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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/10/2015.

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A look at eight potential Eagles cap casualties - PhillyVoice
Casey has had trouble getting on the field because Celek is a better blocker, and Ertz is a more dynamic receiver. Casey also has to worry about 2014 undrafted free agent Trey Burton gaining an extended role as a "do a lot" player with many of the same versatile traits. While Casey's production in the regular offense is lacking (which may not necessarily be his fault), do you mess around and cut one of your most valuable players on the best special teams units in the league? I'd lean toward no.

Cosell Weighs In On Quarterback Class - Birds 24/7
"I think Hundley is a very raw and unrefined player. I think he needs a lot of work and a lot of coaching. He’s got some pretty good attributes. He’s a bit of a pusher. He lifts his back leg off the ground before he throws the ball which is always a problem. I think he has what I would call slow eyes. I don’t think he has great vision in the pocket and I think that’s a problem that will only get worse in the NFL. I think Hundley has to be drafted after the second round. He needs there to be no expectations. He can’t play now. There’s a long learning curve for him and he may never get there. He needs to be drafted in the third round or lower, otherwise he may never make it."

The Big Question: Who Will Make The Leap? - PE.com
I think there are a few different levels of "jump" you can expect a player to make. On the good-to-great front, in the mold of what Fletcher Cox did this season, the two obvious answers are Ertz and Lane Johnson. Unshackled by the prospect of a four-game suspension, Johnson will be counted on to help carry this offensive line into the future. He and Jason Kelce are the only members of the starting five under 30, so he’ll carry a lot of responsibility over the next few seasons. For a player jumping from bit player to solid contributor, my focus is on Josh Huff, who showed his explosiveness and willingness to dish out contact in his rookie season. I like Jordan Matthews just as much as the next guy, but I actually think Huff can be the more dangerous of the two in the open field and I’m interested to see what Chip Kelly draws up to utilize Huff’s talents this season.

2015 NFL Draft: Bryce Petty, Baylor QB - NJ.com
A close look at the strengths and weaknesses of Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty.

Early look at Eagles' 2015 opponents - Daily News
WE WON'T know until April when the Eagles will play, but we do know who they will meet next season. Here's a quick look at their 2015 opponents and what those teams are up to these days.

Eagles best suited to ride with Nick Foles in 2015 - Bleed Green
Believe it or not, the debate over whether Foles should remain the man at the forefront of Kelly’s offense is already a tired one. The same fans, analysts and "experts" who understand patience is a virtue in evaluating young quarterbacks are also hesitant to crown Foles the next Philadelphia savior – something that many rushed to do after his all-star showing in 2013. What clouds all debate over Foles’ level of competency, however, is the fact that – for better or worse – the Eagles aren’t exactly in a position to do much about solving the issue that is identifying a franchise quarterback.

Greg Hardy's case dismissed in domestic violence trial - SB Nation
Hardy's trial for domestic violence ended Monday with the case getting thrown out.

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